Artist of the Week: Michael Campanelli

February 14th, 2011 | Posted in Recent News | No Comments

Route 66 Photographer, Michael Campanelli, shares the unique gift of images along the Mother Road.

Week #1: Photographer, Michael Campanelli

Being a  Detroit, Michigan native and having access to all the different museums has been a key contributor in     Michael Campanili’s rising interest in photography. Mr. Campanelli  now resides in Eagle Point, Oregon, where he is married with three sons. He has made travel along the Mother Road numerous times  and has taken thousands of photos along the way. If someone would have asked Mr. Campanelli what his hobbies consisted of he would of  said  hockey but now without hesitation it is Route 66.  Michael Campanelli doesn’t consider himself to be a  photographer and uses the  reactions  that he gets from individuals as inspiration to  continue taking photos.

He loves being out on the road, and having the freedom to do what he wants to do, when he wants to do it. Intriguing  is the one word Michael would use to describe his work. The advice he would give someone that would be interested in becoming a photographer is to use film and stay away from digital. Also always use a tripod to capture steady and in-depth pictures of the field. The most difficult part about being an photographer is never having enough daylight to get all photos he would like to get.

Week #1: Michael Campanelli

Article Composed by: Museum Intern, Janay Barrett

Artist of the Week

February 14th, 2011 | Posted in Recent News | No Comments

As part of the new year and honoring the wonderful artists we have featured in the museum, we are launching a new program called “Artist of the Week”. 

Here at the International Walldog Mural and Sign Art Museum we will be composing weekly featured artist articles. These articles are focused on creating awareness of the unique artwork we have in the museum, in addition to providing a better understanding of the artists. The Museum Intern will be viewing and studying the artwork displayed in the museum. The Intern will then be conducting phone interviews with the artist in order to gain additional intriguing information about the artwork and its creator.  A window display will then be created to showcase the artist’s works. These weekly articles can be found on the museum’s website and several different social media pages.